Hello all

I am after some brass eyelets for sound holes, no problem finding them in the 0.5 - 0.75 inch sort of range.

I am trying to find some in the 1.5 - 2.0 inch range, but not really having any luck.

Where do you folks get yours?

Thanks in advance.

Alex

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I got mine off eBay
I think they're something to do with tent gear?
I have a bag load somewhere if you get stuck
Google tent eyelets brass
Or tarpaulin eyelet replacements
Cheaper if you get em in bulk
Stuck on washers work if it's flat.
4no are good for sound..
See the white rock hill resonator
I have ..
Hope that may be of help
Curtain grommets is another good phrase to search for.

In the UK, Dunelm stock just the eyelets in various colours and finishes - in the curtain department

The curtain department at a local shop had some plastic ones which work a treat. Thanks to all for the advice.

Also I have just finished a CBG and used sink strainers which I really like.

Alex

Sink strainers sounds good Alex. Have you got any pictures?

Denis

Hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread. My second and latest build has a sink strainer sound hole. Unfortunately the box I used wasn't big enough to use two so it's asymetrical.  Maybe I'll add some sort of pickguard to hide the carelessly removed "SMOKING KILLS" label and balance up the appearance a little.

\uap>I've also been looking for big eyelets so the Dunelm suggestion looks good. Thanks!

\uap>

\uap>Stuart

These look pretty cool too  - only 99p. Just ordered some on the "I never know what I might want" basis!!

Denis

Denis, very similar to the ones I got from a pound shop.

I am really happy with the results, and will very shortly be buying a bunch more of them.

Alex

Stuart, no problem with the hi-jack. Nice guitar.

What have you used for the tail stock to anchor the strings?

Alex

Hi Alex,

The strings are anchored with a somewhat modified brass picture hook - the old type that hang on picture rails.  I felt a bit guilty about cutting it up as it was probably quite old but it was perfect for the job.  My other guitar uses a brass hinge, also pretty heavily modified.

Stuart

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